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Lecturer I - Foundations and Social Advocacy & Childhood/Early Childhood Education

SUNY Cortland
Cortland, New York, United States
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Feb 22, 2024

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Lecturer I - Foundations and Social Advocacy & Childhood/Early Childhood Education

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Lecturer I - Foundations and Social Advocacy & Childhood/Early Childhood Education

Academic Affairs, Division of

Foundations and Social Advocacy

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FT Faculty

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Position Summary

The Foundations and Social Advocacy ( FSA ) Department in the School of Education at SUNY Cortland is accepting applications for a 10-month full-time Lecturer I position. This position will include a joint appointment in the Childhood/Early Childhood Education ( CECE ) Department and will involve the coordination of the student teaching process, direct supervision of student teachers for both departments, and/or teaching courses. The successful candidate will also serve as a liaison between the FSA and CECE teacher preparation programs and the local schools. They will visit local schools frequently to build partnerships, create placements for teacher candidates, supervise student teachers and teach courses as needed. In addition, this position supports the work of both FSA and CECE student teaching supervisors working in the field so that they can effectively monitor and assist student teachers..

Major Responsibilities
  • Coordinate the student teaching process for both the Foundations and Social Advocacy Department ( FSA ) and the Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department ( CECE ).
  • Assist in making and coordinating the school placements for FSA and CECE student teachers in conjunction with the Field Experience and School Partnerships ( FESP ) Office.
  • Support the FSA and CECE Department Chairs in the hiring and onboarding of student teaching supervisors.
  • In conjunction with FSA and CECE Department Chairs, supervise the work of student teaching supervisors.
  • Oversee the student teaching application process and determine student teaching eligibility for both FSA and CECE applicants.
  • Provide a start of semester orientation for all FSA and CECE student teaching supervisors and meet virtually with all supervisors at the end of each semester to gather feedback.
  • Work with teacher candidates who need support within their student teaching experience, including working with faculty and host teachers if a remediation process is necessary.
  • Collaborate with FSA and CECE faculty to create and disseminate a student teaching syllabus, which will include all tasks and assignments student teachers will need to complete.
  • Work with student teaching supervisors and faculty in both FSA and CECE to build relationships and partnerships with local schools.
  • Act as a liaison between the FSA and CECE Departments and the FESP Office.
  • Undertake the supervision of student teachers in FSA and CECE and/or teaching coursework in these departments as part of a 12 credit load.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to inclusive education and access to equitable education for all students.
Functional and Supervisory Relationships
  • Reports to the chair of the Foundations and Social Advocacy Department
  • Works closely with the chair of the Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department
  • Works closely with the Field Coordinator for the School of Education in the Field Experience and School Partnerships Office
  • Works closely with student teaching supervisors in both FSA and CECE
  • Collaborates with faculty in the FSA and CECE Departments
  • Collaborates with administrators and teachers in regional schools
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Special Education or a related field
  • Master’s Degree
  • Minimum of five years P-6 teaching experience within the last five years
Preferred Qualifications
  • Current professional teacher certification in elementary education, special education, early childhood education or a related field.
  • Experience working with college students and college faculty.
  • Experience mentoring college students (teacher candidates) in school settings.
  • Ability to articulate the philosophy of inclusive education for students from historically marginalized groups, including disability, race/ethnicity, and English Language learners
EEO Statement

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/ EEO / ADA ) employer. The university actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the university.

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  1. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Professional References Contact Info. ONLY (minimum of 3)
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 SUNY Cortland

From your first steps on campus, you’ll feel the spirit of Cortland. It’s an energy that extends from the classroom to competition to the community.

SUNY Cortland stands out as one of New York’s top public universities — a medium-sized school that offers academic strength across 68 majors, a high quality of student life and a degree that pays back graduates.

Reputations in teacher education and health-related majors laid the foundation for exciting new programs related to business, natural sciences, the arts and specialized professional fields.

Our students, faculty and staff members are invested in the world around them. Whether it’s a class assignment, independent research or a passion project, Red Dragons look to make a difference.

With more than 1,400 employees, we are the leading employer in the City of Cortland and in Cortland County, and we’re also one of the most desirable places to work.

Job seekers will find competitive salaries, outstanding benefits and an invigorating work environment with full access to Cortland’s exceptional recreation and fitness facilities, library and other resources.

We offer full- and part-time employment in academic, administrative and staff positions, plus a wide range of employment opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students, including graduate assistantships.

Also offering employment opportunities on campus are two affiliated organizations, Cortland Auxiliary and the Research Foundation of SUNY.

Cortland Auxiliary is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides the SUNY Cortland community with food services and the Campus Store, to name a few. 

The Research Foundation for SUNY is a private, nonprofit educational corporation that administers externally funded contracts and grants that support research and discovery for and on behalf of SUNY Cortland. The Research Foundation offers professional, research, day care, tutoring and clerical employment opportunities.

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